Home Styling Before & After: A Bright Tulsa Home Layered with Texture

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Working with Retro Den to achieve your ultimate home style

When we do a mini-session, we first give you homework meant to get you really thinking about what you want out of this room- how you want it to look and feel. We send you our home survey full of questions (kind of like a home therapy worksheet) and ask you to make a Pinterest board. We use these pieces to help us get to know you and wrap our heads around where you want to go. Then, we take you there. And you like it. 

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A Tulsa Owen Park home gets a new interior design

Jessica Sprenkel was our most recent mini-session home styling client. Here's an overview of her living room project:

How Jessica wanted to use her room: reading, conversation, game nights, she wanted to have somewhere else she liked being than just her bed

Her visual hopes: Wanted the mantel to feel artistic and completed. She said she had been trying to style the room for two years, but it never felt complete.

Words she wanted to use to describe her room: open, light, bright, travel, cozy, comfortable, inspiring, relaxing, restful, friendly

Her inspiration board: tons of whites, layers of texture, a modern country French feel, earthy, but clean

So we show up at her house armed with a verbal list of what she needs to accomplish her ideal room, and we get the ball rolling while we are there. At a mini-session, we like to arrange and organize– leaving the room better than we found it and giving our clients a list of homework to take them to their finish line.

Before photo of Jessica's living room and mantel. Jessica says she's tried for two years to get her mantel to look like she imagines it, but has had no success. 

Before photo of Jessica's living room and mantel. Jessica says she's tried for two years to get her mantel to look like she imagines it, but has had no success. 

Here we are, helping our lovely client sort her holiday decor and clutter. When we come over, we mean to get stuff done in that hour, so be ready! 

Here we are, helping our lovely client sort her holiday decor and clutter. When we come over, we mean to get stuff done in that hour, so be ready! 

One of our favorite things to do is shop a client's home! We found these vintage milk jugs in Jessica's garage. They belonged to her parents! We cleaned them right up and added them to her modern country French decor.

One of our favorite things to do is shop a client's home! We found these vintage milk jugs in Jessica's garage. They belonged to her parents! We cleaned them right up and added them to her modern country French decor.

Jessica's living-room after our mini-session, but before she finished her final homework. We got things as far as we could and then gave her a list of tasks to accomplish. 

Jessica's living-room after our mini-session, but before she finished her final homework. We got things as far as we could and then gave her a list of tasks to accomplish. 

See how much her dog, Miley likes the new look?

See how much her dog, Miley likes the new look?

Homework after mini-session:

  1. Buy a couch
  2. Paint the fireplace white (it was already painted a brown color)
  3. Get plants– snake plant and philodendron
  4. Only buy white or cream accessories (planters, frames), and no more brand new trinkets; vintage accessories from here out to balance the new sofa and other new pieces
  5. Look for a jute rug

See the results

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rustic trolley cart + neutral living room
Arranging Bookshelves
Turn books around so the pages show to get a more neutral color scheme.

Turn books around so the pages show to get a more neutral color scheme.

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styling shelves
The jute rug is neutral in color, but adds texture to the space. Plus, it's durable for Jessica's energetic pup! When purchasing a rug, get one big enough so that at least the front legs of your furniture sit on it. Even better if your furniture can be completely on the rug! 

The jute rug is neutral in color, but adds texture to the space. Plus, it's durable for Jessica's energetic pup! When purchasing a rug, get one big enough so that at least the front legs of your furniture sit on it. Even better if your furniture can be completely on the rug! 

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Now Jessica has not one, but three new places to enjoy a book!

Now Jessica has not one, but three new places to enjoy a book!

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We suggested easy-to-care-for house plants for Jessica because she leads a busy life, but still wants the beauty of plants in her home.

We suggested easy-to-care-for house plants for Jessica because she leads a busy life, but still wants the beauty of plants in her home.

The vintage trolley cart was Jessica's first purchase for her living room two years ago (from yours truly!). The cart finally looks at home in her light and airy space.

The vintage trolley cart was Jessica's first purchase for her living room two years ago (from yours truly!). The cart finally looks at home in her light and airy space.

Inspiring calligraphy quote by the talented ladies of Laurel & Marie.

Inspiring calligraphy quote by the talented ladies of Laurel & Marie.

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jute rug + vintage trolley cart
Thanks for having us in your home, Jessica. xoxo, Ashleys

Thanks for having us in your home, Jessica. xoxo, Ashleys

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